This is the second significant injury for Julian Blackmon in less than two years.
INDIANAPOLIS – Injuries don’t stop for the Indianapolis Colts in 2021, with the second-year safety Julian Blackmon suffering a torn Achilles tendon in Wednesday’s practice, effectively ending his season, the team announced.
This is the second significant injury for Blackmon in less than two years The anterior cruciate ligament was torn during the Pac-12 Championship Game when he played for Utah in 2019. Blackmon, who was selected in the third round of the 2020 draft, recovered quickly enough to play in 15 games and intercept two rookie passes for the Colts.
The campaign of Blackmon culminates with 34 tackles, a forced fumble and a defended pass.
“It’s how we respond, what matters!” Blackmon on their social networks. “We are going to get the win this week !!”
It is expected that Colts add a safety to the active squad because Khari Willis, George Odum and Andrew Sendejo they are the only players in the position currently in the squad.
Injury to Blackmon adds to what has been a long list throughout the never-ending injury campaign for the Colts (2-4). The quarterback Carson wentz, guard Quenton nelson, linebacker Darius leonard, place kicker Rodrigo blankenship, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, wide receiver Parris campbell and right tackle Braden smith are some of the key players who have been out or are currently out for multiple weeks due to significant injuries.
The Colts have placed 19 players on injured reserve since the start of training camp in late July, and are expected to Blackmon becomes No. 20.
Indianapolis face the San Francisco 49ers on a Sunday night game.